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/MIDL (Specify MIDL Command Line Options)

/MIDL:@file

where:

file

The name of the file that that contains MIDL command line options.

All options for the conversion of an IDL file to a TLB file must be given in file; MIDL command-line options cannot be specified on the linker's command line. If /MIDL is not specified, the MIDL compiler will be invoked with only the IDL file name and no other options.

The file should contain one MIDL command-line option per line.

To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.

  2. Click the Linker folder.

  3. Click the Embedded IDL property page.

  4. Modify the MIDL Commands property.

To set this linker option programmatically

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